Action Networks

This post provided by David Ehrlichman originally appeared on the James Irvine Foundation’s New Leadership Network Blog We are starting to realize that individual organizations and the “super social-entrepreneur” are not enough to really move the needle on complex, wicked problems (like childhood obesity, early education, housing, decreasing carbon emissions, etc.). Instead, we are learning that for broad-scale change to …

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Network Mapping as a Tool for Strategy & Engagement

This post provided by David Ehrlichman originally appeared on the James Irvine Foundation’s New Leadership Network Blog We are becoming increasingly aware of the ubiquity of networks and their profound impact on shaping culture, transmitting information, and directing movements. Networks are inherent in an organization’s flow of information through its ranks, between an organization and its various customer segments, in …

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3 Lessons from SOS Venezuela: 3 Weeks and 190,000 Followers Later

On February 12th, Haydee Izaguirre woke up to images of her home country of Venezuela in turmoil. Students, fed up with the country’s record number of homicides, crippling inflation, food shortages, and rampant corruption had taken to the streets in protest. The Venezuelan Government’s response was swift jailing opposition leaders, censoring media coverage, and beating protesters drawing rebukes from the …

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Social Poverty

In my last post I discussed how there are different types of poverty that keep Bangladesh’s ultra-poor impoverished. Being both financially and knowledge poor the ultra-poor of Bangladesh are stuck in an ever-revolving cycle of poverty with neither the means nor the knowledge to escape it. Today I’ll discuss a third element that contributes to this cycle, “social poverty.” Over …

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Poverty and the Information Highway

Within seconds of reading this you can get a seven-day weather forecast for Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, or Tokyo. You can learn how vaccinations work, get instructions on how to construct a pig pen, and even get the definition for poverty… in Japanese. The point being, we live in an information rich world. With 1.7 billion internet users, some of …

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“What brings you here?” – Lessons from Bangladesh

As an American student in Bangladesh I have learned that there is one question I will inevitably face in every interaction. Wedged somewhere between the handshake and friendly smiles slips the question, “What brings you here?” It’s something I have been asked by customs agents, taxi drivers, chai wallahs, school teachers, businessmen, village leaders, and even friends. In Bangladesh this …

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